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Best American restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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A photo of Matera DC restaurant
4.3
Awesome(96)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Foggy Bottom
Booked 9 times today
It was fun! Love this place. Comfort food on a rainy night -- perfect.
A photo of Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom restaurant
4.4
Awesome(33850)
Price: Moderate
• American • Foggy Bottom
Booked 393 times today
Founding Farmers is never a disappointment. It always exceeds the high expectations left from previous dining experiences at this wonderful restaurant. We are in DC for police week every May and this is the first reservation we make. Our waitress was so kind and helpful and attentive. The food is somehow better each year. This is ALWAYS our favorite place to eat!
A photo of Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers DC: Georgetown restaurant
4.2
Awesome(13434)
Price: Moderate
• American • Georgetown
Booked 199 times today
It’s no secret that the food at FFB is as good as any spot in the area. People are starting to get that. But what impresses me most, is the SERVICE. Ed, the other managers, and their team of servers, are not just AS GOOD, they are better than every restaurant I frequent.
A photo of The Hamilton restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(11327)
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 204 times today
Amazing food and service. Fun atmosphere! Would recommend when in DC.
A photo of Medium Rare - Arlington restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1275)
Price: Moderate
• Steak • Arlington
Booked 72 times today
Great food and music was wonderful! Had a great time.
A photo of Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown restaurant
4.3
Awesome(9970)
Price: Moderate
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 190 times today
service staff was exellent! food was tasty, while at reasonable prices.
A photo of Ruthie's All-Day restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2881)
Price: Moderate
• American • Arlington
Booked 134 times today
I start with my ending sentence: Ruthies All Day (RAD, yes, I can be a hipster) is one of the best restaurants in the DMV! Food and service were spectacular. Our waiter was very patient with our large group and made helpful suggestions. Originally, we were supposed to sit outside. I called in the morning to share my concerns after seeing the weather report. A cheerful young lady informed me they had already moved us inside - very thoughtful. The RAD menu is diverse in the best way. Our party included a vegetarian, someone opting for healthy options and the rest of us were carnivores. Everyone was happy. They prepared the crispy Brussel sprouts without fish sauce for my vegetarian friend, substituting a vinaigrette. They didn't hesitate to offer this new preparation. We had the hush puppies, grilled oysters, wings, biscuits, cornbread, and deviled eggs to start. I would recommend each dish. For entrees, a few got brisket, black bean burger, chicken sandwich, pulled pork and a salad. Everyone thought they had picked the best option. The sides are delicious. I got the fries and arugula and fennel salad. The salad paired perfectly with my rich, fatty (in a good way) brisket. The fries, maybe the best in the DMV, were lagniappe. For dessert, we ordered all the options plus the special, a chocolate orange mousse creme brulee. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite dessert. However, if forced to pick one maybe the cookies and ice cream has a slight lead. I should note RAD's wine and beer list is well-thought out. The cocktails specials were enticing. Go to Ruthies All Day or RAD...!
A photo of The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C restaurant
4.4
Awesome(3577)
Price: Expensive
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 135 times today
Each visit is always a quality experience. This is my go to for business lunches. Thank you.
A photo of The Liberty Tavern restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3975)
Price: Moderate
• American • Arlington
Booked 44 times today
Grilled Pesto Chicken Sandwich with an ample Tavern Salad, deliciious!
A photo of The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(532)
Price: Very Expensive
• Spanish • Penn Quarter
Booked 122 times today
Although the food was delicious, almost every dish was over salted. I would maybe check on that because I’m not keen to return as I’m still drinking water … a day afterwards.
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